Spam Comment With Link To Its Article

We got this spam comment yesterday with link to the article itself: It points to the very article it tries to comment.


Some questions pop up instantly:

  • Will marking this as spam give our Justaddwater blog bad karma in Akismet?
  • Why would spammers do this? What are they trying to achieve?
  • Has this anything to do with our declared spam filter free day on December 15?

For now, we blocked the comment but didn’t mark it as spam… Perhaps it would be most appropriate to delete the justaddwater URL, and then mark as spam? What do you think?

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4 Responses to “Spam Comment With Link To Its Article”

  1. Phil Says:

    That is weird, I’ve never seen that before! Perhaps the spammers are trying to give decent sites a bad name. I’d remove your link and send it off to Akismet to deal with, at least you can’t be attached to it then.

  2. Jesper Rønn-Jensen Says:

    Thanks for your comment, Phil! I have now replaced the url


    I really hope Akismet picks this up. (actually i accidentally marked the comment as spam with our url, so I hope Akismet does not misunderstand it)

  3. BoltClock Says:

    You may wish to give Delink Comment Author a shot.

  4. Sam Nichols Says:

    Maybe someone was testing a new commenting “tool”..and was doing tests on the blog